Elevation: 9,960 ft
Climbing and access information for this peak is found on page 134. Ken Jones’ August 2011 trip report amd GPS track are added below. Updated June 2018
Taylor Mountain is a big hump of peak with a broad summit plateau and over two thousand feet of prominence. The ruins of a fire lookout.
Ken Jones followed the route in the book. His trip report is as follows:
I drove to Morgan Creek Summit on an excellent (35 MPH) gravel road and drove Spur 129 to its end at the trailhead, which is before the mapped end of the road. I followed trail 251 to the Hat Creek Lakes (considerable up-and-down) and picked up the unmapped/unmarked trail just north of lake 8805 that leads to the upper lake 8923. (Thanks to Tom Lopez and his book “Idaho: A climbing Guide” for telling me this trail was there. It is used by horse packers, and logs are cut out as necessary.)
From the upper lake I headed to the saddle south of the summit and picked up the old lookout trail to the top. This old trail is sketchy in places, but makes the talus hopping much easier than it would otherwise be. You can reach the south saddle staying in the vegetated area – again, much easier than the talus.